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20+ Content Marketing Statistics, and What They Mean for You

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Oct, 2016 and has been updated with new statistics and insights. Content still matters deeply to B2B business. In fact: A Regalix 2016 survey found 96% of marketers identifying content marketing as a …

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How to Mobilize Donors With Nonprofit Content Marketing

It’s true: Nonprofit marketing faces many challenges today. In particular, nonprofit marketers must adapt in the rapidly shifting fundraising landscape — And rely on tight budgets to get the job done. Yet by creating a nonprofit content marketing plan, your organization also …

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LinkedIn Marketing in 2017: What B2B Businesses Need to Know

LinkedIn has a new layout. This means that both brands and individuals must rethink their LinkedIn marketing strategy for 2017. The cleaner, sleeker look will be “more intuitive and focused to bring conversations and content to the forefront,” says LinkedIn. 50% …

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IoT Marketing Strategy and How to Understand the IoT Buyer

The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly becoming a reality. In fact, Cisco estimates that there will be 500 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2030 (compared to 15 billion today). The IoT is growing 2X year-over-year. — Cisco With …

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Improving Customer Experience: An Rx for CX

Customer experience is such a catchphrase in marketing today it even gets its own trendy acronym: CX. Improving customer experience requires integration, collaboration, data analysis and more. Companies focused on maximizing satisfaction, with regard to the entire customer journey, have …

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Top Social Media Advertising Trends

Globally social media advertising accounts for 13% of today’s digital ad market at about $26.4 billion US. Defining Social Media Advertising Social media advertising leverages the network newsfeed to raise awareness, prompt action or sell products or services. Ads in …

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Small Business Marketing Trends

Small business owners juggle many jobs in keeping their businesses afloat. One of these is often marketing. A review of small business marketing trends indicates nearly half (47 percent) of small businesses take a Do-It-Yourself approach to marketing. The State …

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How to make SEO-friendly blog articles

Organic search can be a powerful driver of leads.  For many inbound marketers, search engine optimization (SEO) is a vital channel for lead generation, brand visibility and sales nurturing–and blogs can play a significant role in driving search efforts. In thinking about …

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Does Web Content Have an ROI?

Content is still king. Inbound marketing requires quality content to drive traffic, visibility and leads. Content needs to exist for each stage of the buying process. So, when asked “Does web content have an ROI?” illustrate the return on investment …

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Digital Marketing Spending Trends in the US and Globally

Digital marketing spending trends in the US and globally offer valuable insight into the industry today. One encouraging finding is Forrester Research’s forecast that digital marketing spending will continue to rise through 2019. The research firm forecast an increase from …

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Why is Customer Retention Important?

The 20% of your customer base that are loyal customers drive an additional 80% of business. — Gartner With all the attention paid to lead generation and sales nurturing, it is easy to lose sight of customer retention. The B2B marketer …

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Thoughts on the Future of Marketing and Sales [REPORT]

To celebrate the release of its 128-page 2016 State of Inbound report, Hubspot organized a week of events related to the future of inbound marketing and sales. Here are some takeaways on the future of marketing and sales that Ironpaper …

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Blog Metrics to Track for Inbound Marketing Success

Many B2Bs today accept that blogging is an effective inbound marketing tool. Yet attention should also be paid to metrics that enable data-driven tweaking of the blog process. First, why blog? According to one statistic, B2B companies that blog generate …

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5 Inbound Marketing Best Practices for IT Value-Added Resellers

The Value-Added Reseller (VAR) drives business value through software, hardware or networking products. Yet communicating that value is essential for the VAR to capture leads and sales opportunities. Amp up the next marketing campaign with these five inbound best practices for IT Value-Added Reseller …

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How inbound marketing can boost attendee numbers for business events

Being asked how inbound marketing can boost attendance numbers for business events? Maybe someone is questioning the investment of resources or doubting the value of inbound. There are several responses to give when challenged on taking this approach to increasing turn …

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Do Trade Shows Improve Sales?

There is always another trade show to sponsor or attend, and the costs add up quickly. The question is “do trade shows improve sales?” In a survey of 100 business owners and marketing managers, 44% said they didn’t calculate their …

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Tips for improving trade show ROI using inbound marketing

Paying to sponsor a trade show is not a silver bullet technique for driving positive ROI from such events. Simply attending the event isn’t enough either. Trade shows are expensive. Although trade shows can be great for training and educating team …

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6 Inbound Marketing Best Practices

Inbound marketing is a powerful and effective methodology for B2B, B2C and nonprofits alike. The most recent State of Inbound study from Hubspot found respondents prioritizing inbound over outbound at a 3:1 ratio — no matter the audience. So, what are …

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4 Best Practices in B2B Digital Marketing

B2B digital marketing faces unique challenges. For one, the B2B buying lifecycle is often slow since a purchase decision typically requires buy-in from many other business decision makers. Better achieve success, no matter the pace of the purchaser’s journey, by …

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The Role of Digital Marketing in Customer Relationship Management

Customer Relationship Management, Digital Marketing & Delight The last stage of the inbound marketing cycle often gets the least attention. Delighting existing customers and boosting their loyalty to turn them into brand evangelists is almost an afterthought in customer relationship …

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The Value of Social Media Monitoring

We post. We tweet. We pin. Repeatedly. Therefore we are doing a great job on social media, right? If that’s your view of social media, you’re missing out on relationship-building and advocacy-building opportunities online. Monitor social media, too. Not only …

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B2B Marketing Builds Brand Authority with Quality Content

No one likes to be told what to do. Successful B2B marketing, too, is driven by the knowledge that audiences don’t want to be dictated to and interrupted but rather informed, educated and delighted. While quality content is central to …

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The Importance of Defining a Value Proposition for the Internet of Things.

Any marketer recognizes the importance of a strong value proposition. Yet, the stakes are even higher in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. Differentiation is key with the IoT. A value proposition is a clear statement of what is offered, how that …

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Content Marketing Tips for B2B Technology Providers

The 6 D’s of Content Marketing for B2B Technology Providers Lead generation is a top goal of B2B technology providers, and content marketing is vital to driving more leads, visibility, and sales opportunities for enterprises in the field. Generating and nurturing …

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Why Inbound Marketing Matters for Nonprofits

Nonprofits need to be careful stewards of their money. A reluctance to take money away from the mission can stand in the way of implementing best marketing practices or embracing marketing automation technology that can help extend reach and win …

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Best IT Hashtags for Twitter

Twitter enables the open exchange real-time information with the world in quick, frequent messaging. This is exactly what makes Twitter great, but also challenging for marketing. How does a company or brand stand out? Hashtags are the main way for …

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New Digital Demands on CMOs

As a CMO, you may be anxious about your industry’s changing landscape and the rapid pace of technological advances. The recent CMO-specific follow-up to IBM’s C-suite study suggests you’re not alone. “We’ll have to think differently. We can’t be so …

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5 Demand Generation Best Practices for IT Service Companies

Though there are enormous opportunities to be had in the IT services industry today, the competition is also growing by the minute. Not only do organizations need to establish their prominence over other IT consultancies and service providers, but they also …

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Using Content to Nurture Sales

If you’re like most companies, your sales team is burned out from working tirelessly to engage prospects, nurture leads, and close as many deals as possible. While your marketing team is doing a great job of generating interest, your sales …

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Most Common Website Lead Generation Problems

Continuously generating quality leads for your sales team isn’t something that happens on its own. The “if we build it, they will come” approach (sadly) rarely works. Lead generation takes consistent, careful consideration and optimization of your website, SEO, and content …

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